Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Jaime Garcia
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Jaime Garcia for the Braves.
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New York opens at +104 while Atlanta opens at -114. The Mets have a 17-6-3 over/under record and a 9-17-0 run line mark. The Braves are 15-10-0 against the run line and have a 15-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 17-6-3 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 9-17-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 15-10-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 15-10-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/03/17 C Travis d'Arnaud Wrist injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Back 10-day DL (5/1)
04/28/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (04/27)
04/21/17 1B Lucas Duda Elbow 10-day DL (04/20)
04/21/17 SS Wilmer Flores Knee 10-day DL (04/21)
04/01/17 P Seth Lugo Arm 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 LF Brandon Nimmo Hamstring 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 10-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (02/25)
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 11-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.78 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 25 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 105 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, New York allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 236 base hits and 119 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 89 batters and struck out 244. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
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As a team New York is hitting .218, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 23 hits this season in 93 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 74. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Mets have 188 hits, including 33 doubles and 39 home runs. New York has walked 91 times so far this season and they have struck out 199 times as a unit. They have left 155 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 110 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 11-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Jaime Garcia has a 1-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 26 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 198 base knocks and 100 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 82 hitters and struck out 165 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .379 with an OBP of .486. He has 33 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .793 with an OPS+ of 233. Brandon Phillips is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 27 hits in 80 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Braves as a unit have 219 base hits, including 39 doubles and 28 homers. Atlanta has walked 66 times this year and they have struck out on 183 occasions. They have had 158 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 109 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -114
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